Giveaway & Contest

“Mars Needs Moms” Movie Preview + Free Tickets

I wonder if anyone of you faced the same situation as I am. V and I are both movie lovers. During our courtship, we would go to the cinema every week. But after I gave birth to Little Edison, it’s difficult for us to sneak out for a movie. We thought of bringing him along but I was worried that he couldn’t sit still and start making noises that disturb the others.

Now, I would like to ask you, “When was the first time you brought your children to the cinema?”, “How old are they when they first watched a movie in the cinema?” and “Do they enjoy the movie?”.

I’m asking these questions because we’re planning to bring Little Edison for his first cinema experience very soon. We really look forward to it. I can imagine my boy munching popcorns, laughing at the funny scenes and enjoying himself.

We’ve been lucky to be invited to watch the preview screening of “Mars Needs Moms” which will be held in 3D.

Here’s a short introduction of the movie:

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli—who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young.

Produced by the team behind “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” “Mars Needs Moms” showcases Milo’s quest to save his mom—a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling).

With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom—in more ways than one.


And here’s a sneak peek of the scenes and the trailer:


Movie Information:

MARS NEEDS MOMS (In Disney Digital 3D™)

Genre: Comedy Adventure

Release Date: March 10, 2011

Cast: Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon and Joan Cusack

Director: Simon Wells

Based on the book by: Berkeley Breathed

Now, I have a good news for all of you!

Disney will be giving away 27 free tickets to OurLittleSmarties readers to watch the preview screening. Please note that the preview screening will be held in 3D, thus kids below 3 years old are not allowed into the hall. Here’s the details of the preview screening.

Date: 7 March 2011, Monday

Time: 7:15 pm

Venue: The Cathay, Hall 7

Duration: 88 mins


To join the giveaway contest, this is what you need to do:

1. Answer ONE simple question – What does Motherhood or Fatherhood mean to you?

2. Leave your answer as a comment on this post and state the number of tickets you’d like to have.


That’s it! Simple?

This contest is open to all Singapore residents. Closing date will be this Friday, 4 March 2011 at 6pm. Winners will be randomly picked (using and their names will be announced on Saturday, 5 March 2011. Details of the ticket collection will be sent to you by e-mail.

All the best! I’m SO looking forward to watch this preview screening with all of you.


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Chan Choong Cheng February 26, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Fatherhood means increased responsibility and leading by example.

Tickets = 2

Thank you.

Zindel February 26, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Fatherhood means to me as the intricate relationship between a father and his kids, someone whom the kids can rely on.

Can I have 4 tickets? 🙂

Oh Lye Choon February 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Fatherhood means lots of joy and added responsibilties to me.
No of tickets: 2

Julin February 27, 2011 at 2:12 AM

1. Motherhood means that there needs to be a lot of responsibilities, giving my very best to my child and also if possible, spreading the greatest love to my child.Lastly, having the unique bond between my child and I.

2.4 tickets please

Ashley February 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Motherhood and Fatherhood is unlimited responsibility, love, care and patience. Love my parent!

Tickets: 4

Rozanne Ericka Pineda February 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Motherhood not only means you have someone to call your own, but someone to hold and take care until your last breath. It’s a gift free of charge, and a blessing from above. It’s a work until night, and the only pay are the hugs from your child.

2 tickets please-hoping we can bring our child to the cinema for the first time! thank you so much!

Low Juhao February 27, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Fatherhood means added responsibities and giving the best for my children. It also means joy and laughter watching my children growing up.
Tickets: 4

florence February 27, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Motherhood means the world to me. Waking up with ” Good morning mummy , hugs and kisses from the kids before leaving home and Good night , I love u mummy at night has been wonderful.” As a mother , the responsibility , stress and tension increase but the unlimited Real love from the kids are more than rewarding.

Tickets : 4 please

** Hazel watched her first movie at 2 and she goes to the movies whenever there is a nice cartoon showing! 🙂 hehe u can try off all the lights at night , on a nice cartoon , bring ur drinks and popcorns into ur tv room and try it out with edison! 🙂 Have fun!

Janice February 27, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Motherhood is all about the tender, loving care that you shower unconditionally to your child.

Tickets: 4 please.


Jason February 28, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Fatherhood is where you look another child as your next generation

One ticket is enough.

Lai Zheng Wei February 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Fatherhood mean i am eligible for Father’s Day!

Tse Yamg February 28, 2011 at 6:44 AM

Fatherhood means reduced freedom (less holidays), less time for meals (father to feed), less personal choices (child over father), and a whole load of other sufferings (diapers, etc). Fortunately, the joys of having the little one around, the love bonding the family is totally worth it.
4 tickets pls: Mars needs Moms, but Parents needs breaks! 😀

Lili February 28, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Fatherhood & motherhood mean to me:
F.A.M.I.L.Y = father n mother i love you!

Sorry,continue from above.i nd 4 tixs,tks!

Lynn Teo February 28, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Motherhood means always be around your child whenever they need them and never give up on them, no matter what adversity they are facing and lend them a shoulder whenever they need it and of course, showering them with endless love unconditionally.

2 Tickets will do

mico February 28, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Motherhood means extend my role as a working lady and wife to a woman who multitasks throughout the day to provide the best home and loving environment to my offsprings and felt satisfied at the end of the day when seeing my two babies sleepy soundly and safely having sweet dreams 🙂 3 tics for me. Thanks

Amy Lee February 28, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Motherhood to me means unconditional love or sacrifice just to make sure she/he is happy in their lives
Tickets: Nil. (Just wanna participate).

I brought my Alicia in for movies since she was 1 year old. In the beginning we will bring her in during the midnight timings esp those movies that she will have no interest in as she will more or less be asleep by then or going to fall asleep. As time goes by, her level of endurance to watching a movie is better so we start her with cartoons and make sure we have some food,milk time to gain time to watch thru the show. Now at 3 1/2 years she can watch thru the entire cartoon or even a romantic comedy(act by humans) and even laugh with us .

Some tips
-Take the side seats so you will not distract the others
-Be prepare to take turn if he fuss and want to leave the theatre
-Prepare lots of food for distractions and only offer when they fuss.
-Watch timings when u know they will fall asleep if you think he wont like the show.
-Enjoy the movie together!

Emily February 28, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Hi Amy,
Thanks so much for sharing your tips…. I’ll bring his favorite snacks and of course his “smelly pillow” in case he wants to sleep…. 🙂

Yukes February 28, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Motherhood means appreciating all the hard work my parents have gone through to take care of me and passing on right values to my next generation.
No. of tkts: 4

EL Yeo February 28, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Motherhood or Fatherhood is a process of sowing the seeds of love, nuturing them with care and shower them with attention and watching them growing up healthly.
Tickets : 3 tickets

Lim Michelle February 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

They mean responsibilities. It is very important to realise their holy responsibilities before entering into Fatherhood or Motherhood. Tickets: 2

daphne February 28, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Motherhood is about the love and care and watching yr child grow up through different stages

Tics : 2

Melissa March 1, 2011 at 12:48 AM

It’s never easy being parents and as children, we should put ourselves into our parents’ shoes. I love my parents 🙂

No of tickets: 2

Hui Shan March 1, 2011 at 11:19 AM

What does Motherhood or Fatherhood mean to you?

Motherhood means a new stage in life. While your kid is taking baby steps in their learning, motherhood also means taking baby steps to take up a new role: love, care and putting your kids at the number 1 priority.

2 tickets for me please 🙂

Grace March 1, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Motherhood means having the most fulfilling job in the world!!

2 tickets please. Thanks!

Josy March 1, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Motherhood mean working 24/7 nonstops and joy watching the kid grow everyday and learning and understand my child better as the days passes.
3 tickets for the whole family.
Thanks 🙂

Dindin March 1, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I recently got married. I realized that being a parent means being strong for your children and family. It’s providing unconditional love to your kids and husband.

I love reading your blog. We are preparing to have kids of our own and your blog has been very helpful.

I’d be happy to get 2 tickets.


Tang Run Jie Lester March 2, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Regardless of whether is it father or mother they are both our parents to us. Without them we will not be born and without them making use of their energy and time to give us love, care, concern and guidance we will not be what we have become today. They will always treat us like children no matter what our age is, provide us shelter, warmth and love till the end of their days without expecting anything in return. Mum & Dad i <3 U !. (4 Tickets for my family if possible ^^)

Alan&Grace March 3, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Parenthood means joy of seeing ur little ones to be happy little fellows enjoying their childhood and be there for them! Cheers.. 4 tickets will be nice. 🙂

Shamshiya March 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Motherhood and Fatherhood is an amazing gift from GOD, where lives start anew!

3 tickets for us please 🙂


Narita Nashella March 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Parenthood is embracing and learning and giving your all to your lil one.
Also understanding truly love, patience, sacrifice and appreciating the ups and downs of it all. At the end of the day, his simplest innocent acts and joys like just bringing him out somewhere would give you instant satisfaction =)

4 tickets pls ;p

Narita Nashella March 4, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I’ve ordi commented ystdae but a lil incident ystdae just dawned on me how diff u become and ur mindset when u r a mummy. ur mind is always fulll of ur darling lil one. Tis one is for all us mummies. I’m sure u can relate ;p
U just know u have embraced full mummyhood when u go over to the magazine racks to pick out one more beauty/fashion mag but instead end up a buying a ‘Young Parents: Preschool Guidebook’ edition mag ;p

Emily March 4, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Hi Narita,
I agree fully. I used to pick up Cleo and Her World from the magazine rack, but now I’ll automatically choose Young Parents and Mother & Baby first. 🙂

Jack March 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Parents provide unconditional love. They put first priority to children. Mom & Dad, I love you.. 4 tickets please.


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